The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
An alliance of the UK's leading organisations associated with the conservation and improvement of traditional buildings
The UK Centre of Excellence for Traditional Buildings
Knowledge and guidance from the UK's leading experts
We are the home of Responsible Retrofit and are one of the founders of the Whole House Approach in the UK.
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The aim of the STBA is to deliver a sustainable traditional built environment in the UK

The balance between a building’s Context (its history, setting and future), its potential for Change (in a dynamic world), and its demands for Continuity (ongoing maintenance), is challenging. The unique structure of the STBA with its three co-Chairs representing Industry, Heritage and Sustainability enables us to deliver a truly Whole Building Approach to the future of traditional buildings in the UK.

STBA & SPAB Annual Conference – Sustaining Buildings 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland

Our heartiest of thanks go to our speakers: Nigel Griffiths STBA, Douglas Kent – SPAB, Roger CurtisHistoric Environment Scotland, Lisa Anne – Pasquale – Retrofit Works, Grigor Mitchell – Grigor Mitchell Architects, Anne-Marie Fallon – Architype, Kirsty CasselsCreative Cassels, Barbara Lantschner and Scott Abercombie – John Gilbert Architects, John ButlerSustainable Building Consultancy, Athina Petsou – The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL), Paul Higginson – Arc Architects, Aisla Macfarlane – Built Environment Forum Scotland, Bobby Jewell, Glo Lo, Scott McAulay – ACAN Scotland, our exhibitors, Velux, Ecological Building Systems and Brucefield Estate, and our delegates.
A brief summary is here, with a full report forthcoming.

Latest STBA Newsletter

From Retrofit to Regeneration

STBA’s latest paper as part of our Responsible Retrofit Series: ‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’,   Read it here

How to Improve Energy Eficiency in Historic Buildings in Wales

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Guide to Energy Retrofit Of Traditional Buildings


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